We all know that Microsoft is already working on Google Glass like wearable in its Xbox division. An internal document on Microsoft Xbox which got leaked last year revealed that Microsoft is planning to release some fortaleza glasses in 2014. There was also a related patent that might be related to that Fortaleza glasses. These Fortaleza glasses will also have 4G/LTE connectivity as well.
Today, TechCrunch reported that Microsoft is in talks to buy Osterhout Design Group for $200 million. While ODG’s current product lineup might not be a great fit within Microsoft’s overall company strategy, their technology will help Microsoft to build new products like Fortaleza glasses. Osterhout Design Group also owns 140 patents related to wearable computing, so Microsoft can also benefit from it.
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